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in a stronger position to turn back the political wave president obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for republicans to raise money, recruit candidates, and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party hedges -- heads into next year's midterm elections." there was something riding on last night, yes? >> yes, there was. this helps the republican party. it helps them raise money. it helps them recruit candidates. it helps them get good attention. i think people should be careful about saying, because a republican one in virginia and new jersey, that means republicans will do really well next year. it could be true. it could not be true. it is a help for the party. tavis: i agree with you on your statement just now. was last night in any way instructive and informative for democrat? >> there are two things i would watch for, just glimmers' or cans. one is in depend -- glimmers or hints. one is independent voters. barackbama won the support of indepeent voters. what happened last night is a lot of independent voters swung over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both s
that underscores the economic challenges that lie ahead. >> speaking this morning in the rose garden , mr. obama pointed out there are hopeful signs amid the economic gloom, like the fact that the economy grew by 3.5% in the third quarter of this year. >> but history tells us that job growth always lags behind economic growth, which is why we have to continue to pursue measures that will create new jobs, although it will take time, and it will take patience, i am confident that our economy will recover. i'm confident that we're moving in the right direction. >> republicans are not so confident. house majority leader john boehner insists the president's economic policies are not getting the job done when it comes to creating jobs. >> today's report is just another reminder that american families and small businesses are still struggling as the white house response continues to fall short. >> still a sore point with republicans, this obama administration draft that was widely circulated last january predicting that unemployment would be held to 8% if congress would only pass the $787 billion stimu
.c. against obama care. we will take you there and have analysis. >> throw out this bill. >> congressman rangel, the house ethics committee, as you point out, has been investigating since september your failure to pay taxes. >> you can tell the story over and over again, but it has no bearing, and it has no facts. bill: currently under investigation, is there a racial angle to this? al sharpton on that. >> why would you do that to a 4- year-old boy? why which you do that to this 4- year-old boy, sir -- why would you? bill: fy with the state still do this with child predators -- and why would the state still do this with chalk predators? -- with child predators? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i am bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. the massacre at fort hood is our top story tonight, and we will update you as it is demanded. this man, major malik nadal hasan shot over 40 people, 11 dead. he used to work a
that president obama and this administration are not doing the same. far from it. i am honored to be at the side of michelle bachmann, a great congresswoman. a great human being. a true american patriot. to hopefully be a voice of all americans who do not want to pass a obama government run health care. we do not want our freedom of choice taken away from us. president obama has his own obsession with trying to ram this health bill through to create a socialist america. we would be no better off than the european countries of canada and new zealand that suffered greatly from a poor health care system. their system creates many deaths. is that what we want? i agree with you. i say no as well. we, as freedom loving americans must not be scared into obama as radical chicago tactics. his agenda is not for the poor. it is slowly -- solely for his political gain. the lies and propaganda are all very blatant, as shown to us by those who exposed acorn, which is as corrupt as all the president's czars. and obama is willing to deny his connection to acorn, claiming no awareness of his -- of their support
. and we begin with hn tarat of al jeera english. >>eporter: the first thing the new prident, barack obama did on hisirst day in office in the whe house on january was to telepho middle east leaders incling mahmoud abbas. if president abbas thoughthat meant the paltinians' time has come, was quickly forced to reconsider. lack of process and with deadlock over israelsettlementxz buildingited as the main reason f his decision not to ek re-election. u.s. secretary ostate hillary clinton praised ass' effort and impld she had known about this for more than few days. >> i jt saw him on saturday, george mitchell sahim on moay, in each of those conversations he describ in eat detail the challenges th he faces. and we talked about s own political ture. and i look forwardo working and with president abbasn any new capaci. >> reporter: praising abass,ow that he'decided to step down, is one thing. the message in the pt months and in particular the st week, has been quite another >> no new star for example, is unprecedted. >> rorter: the praise for the israeli prime nister and his supposed limitg of s
should bailout everybody who is in trouble? i do not believe in that either. when president obama said he was going to make change in our nation, we need to send a signal to congress and to president obama, no, you cannot take over our business, our health care, and he cannot steal our freedom and still our children's future. let's send a signal, no, you cannot. >> the good news is we have great alternative solutions that incorporate liberty and freedom. a lady who knows all about those, the gentle lady from ohio. >> thank you all for coming here and showing us that we are americans. this is our house, and we are going to be listened to. we are halfway there. let me tell you a little secret. when we are not voting in there, we are in one of those three buildings over there. so i invite you with the rally is over to travel in those calls, look on the walls, find your congressperson, and walk in. yes, you can walk in, and let them know how you feel about this bill. let's kill this bill. god bless you. [applause] the gentleman from illinois. >> with just a few words, he was able to start a r
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to hire or rehire. president obama signed a stimulus bill that will give out of work americans 14 extra weeks of unemployment benefits and also extends the first-time home buyers a tax credit until june. >>> coming up, it is a working weekend for congress, and health care is the only thing on the agenda. >> 900 doses of the swine flu vaccine are now considered unusable. >> if you commute to tysons corner, there is a new way to get to where you are going. >> if you think it is getting cold outside, wait until tonight. >>> president obama will make a special visit to capitol hill. >> rebecca cooper has the latest on the debate. >> the session wll still take place but with no final vote on the bill. the visit from president obama planned for today got postponed and is tentative for tomorrow. with angry conservatives out in force at the capitol this week, democratic house leaders say they are close but do not have the votes needed to pass health care reform. republicans insist the demonstrators are proof that they do not want this bill. >> nancy pesi is trying to force this bill. >> anythin
across the country. if we unite, we win. ladies and gentlemen, obama care will slash medicare, hurting our senior citizens and our disabled persons. obama care has no reform in the area of tort reform. when it comes to abortion, obama care in the new a programs created by public fund abortions, leading to massive increases in the killing of unborn children and the wounding of their mothers. please fight hard and sustain this effort. thank you. >> is this kind of fortitude and diligence that will allow us to kill this bill. next up, the gentleman from ohio. >> thank you very much for being here. when i go home every weekend, i talk to my constituents. a lot of them say, what can i do? i am only one person. when i look across here today, i see what one person can do and what many people can do. they say you are only preaching to the choir, but remember, it is the choir that saves the congregation. are you going to get out there and get to work to make sure that this bill does not pass to save america? what are going to do? we are counting on you. there are only so many of us here that ca
that they will have the 218 votes needed for passage by saturday. nevertheless, president obama plans a rare visit to the house senate for last-minute lobbying. >>> in a move expected to complicate a frajic mideast peace please, mahmoud abbas says he will not seek reelection. while he says his mind is made up, some see it as a tactical ploy. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a natural gas pipeline exploded in texas, sending flames shooting high into the sky there. the inferno burned so hot, in fact, it melted the blinds on nearby buildings and destroyed one house. three people were treated for injuries. it took fire crews over four hours to control that blaze. >>> in miami, a coast guard cutter pulled into port with nine tons of cocaine worth a staggering $127 million. all 191 bales of that drug were captured over the last movement they came from four smuggling bus. >>> a chicago family was home when a chunk of ice fell from the sky crashing right through their roof. the mystery projectile shook the house, shattered ice all over the lawn. investi
. at the white house this morning, president obama said the entire nation is grieving. >> so from now until veterans day, i've ordered the flags at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. this is a modest tribute to those who lost their lives even as many were preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> reporter: aides said the president will attend a memorial service at fort hood. in the meantime, the victims were remembered on the house floor today. >> our entire country mourns the losses of those who passed and were killed and are praying for them at this very, very sad time. >> reporter: and flags were lowered at the white house, capitol, and around washington, as well as in killeen and at fort hood. >> woodward: much more also emerged today on the accused gunman, major nidal malik hasan, a native of the washington, d.c., area. ray suarez reports on that part of the story. >> reporter: this mosque in silver spring, maryland, was hasan's spiritual home, in the region where he spent much of his young professional life. dr. asif qadir works at a medic
. and there is some relief,ñr though, and president obama is set to sign legislation approved by congress to help with unemployment aid. >>> and let's look outside. a beautiful day with blue skies. it's chilly. but tom says it will warm up aç little bit, right? >> yeah, not much. we don't have much of a warmup. we are right around 50. it will warm up a couple more degrees as we get into the afternoon hours. the big story is the winds. they have really increased dramatically this morning. we will take a look outside and see the camera bouncing around in the wind that continues to gust up to around 30 miles per hour. and these are the temperatures right now, and we're in the upper 40s, and it's 48 in washington, mid-40s and further west 40s. the gusts have been around 25 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour this morning. and we will have the wind with us into perhaps the late afternoon hours, and then the big story overnight is as the winds calm down under a car sky, we will have a freeze, and right here in washington, and this would be earlier than average, perhaps even in prince georges ç,áu+k
at fort hood in texas. both the house and senate paused for a moment of silence and president obama remarked on the situation as well. here's what happened followed by president obama's comments. >> ladies and gentlemen of the j it's sad and the news of 12 people at fort hood today killed by a gunman or more and 30 others were wounded. president obama called the incident a horrific out bust of violence and went on to say these are men and women that made the selfless courage as decision to risk their lives in the service of our nation. he said it's horrifying they should come under fire on an army base on american soil. i know that all of us are extraordinarily sad and shocked by this in si tenth. our hearts, our minds and our prayers go out to the family of all of those whose lives have been lost and our prayers for their wholeness and health go out to those injured. now madame speaker, i yield to congressman carter in who's district. fort hood is located. new thank you gentleman for yielding. madame speak her we've had a tragedy in my district. i'm sad to report the latest report
of bank regulators with a brand new one. but that's not even close to what the obama administration wants. >> paul: cisco c.e.o. john chambers sees the economic recovery gaining ground, and his upbeat outlook lights a fire under wall street, sending the dow up triple digits. coming up, our conversation with john chambers. >> susie: then, the droid is almost here. it's verizon's latest move to invade apple's turf. a look at the droid as the smart phone wars heat up. >> paul: i'm paul kangas. >> susie: and i'm susie gharib. this is "nightly business report" for thursday, november 5. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. one of the biggest insider- trading cases in years got even bigger today. federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 14 investment professionals, including a former moody's analyst, an executive at atheros communications and the founder of incremental capital. those firms had no comment. today's a
washington. >> president obama says the fbi, the pentagon, and department of a homeland security are involved in the case. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> president obama calling the deadly attack at fort hood tragic and horrifying outburst of violence. a moment of silence on the house floor to recognize the victims. the main suspect at the center of the incident, 39 year-old majeure nidal malik hasan, reportedly said to report to the middle east. his family said it was modified to return and issued a statement about the rampage, saying, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible event. fees and the families of the victims are heartfelt sympathies." the man came to law enforcement officials' attention after these postings on line six months ago, commandicomparing suicide bombeo soldiers. he spent most of his career as a psychiatrist at walter reed. his old neighbors are shocked by the tragedy. >> you think somebody is really nice. i don't know what led him
. >> president barack obama said that he is getting updates from the fbi and other federal investigators. meanwhile, in virginia, relatives of the suspect released a statement, calling this crime despicable and deplorable. >> president barack obama ordered flags at the capitol, the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff until veterans day, a way to honor the victims from fort hood, texas. >> this is a modest tribute to those that lost their lives as many preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> the president cautioned jumping to conclusions. a similar sentiment was expressed at a maryland mosque that the shooter attended until last spring. >> the community was saddened. we are sad and shot that a muslim was involved. >> worshipers described him as a shy man. big news was a believable. >> i could never think that it was religion or the war that was his modem. i refuse to believe that. >> 10 minutes down the road, residence at his former foreign building work surprised to hear that the accused sure was a former neighbor. >> while the motive for the sho
obama who was briefed by robert gates. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> mr. obama asked all americans to keep the victims and their families in their prayers. >>> just before 6:00, the house of representatives held a moment of silence. lawmakers took a break to pray for their family members. >>> muslim leaders came out to condemn the attacks and urge the public not to respond to the violence or harassment. representatives from the islamic relations offered prayers and condolences for those involved in the tragedy. they expressed their concern about retaliation. some said they ar already getting hate calls and e-mails. >> all of those who intend to cause any harm would think about that. there are families who are suffering and mourning today. let's show a sense of compassion and let's not take violence on innocent people who have nothi to do with the death. >> reporter: the suspects motives have not been confirmed by authorities. our coverage of the
're going to tell you why. brian: and president obama gave us the $787 billion stimulus package so what do we have to show for it? the government tells us where the money went. this is "fox & friends" and we showed up here. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- gretchen: we unfortunately have not such great news as the fox news alert this morning. if you were tuned in yesterday, you saw that that horrible situation was happening at ford hood and brand new information now about the army psychiatrist accused. shooting 43 people, leaving 13 of them dead at for the foort h -- fort hood texas. our molly hennenberg is live at the pentagon but let's start with chris. chris, you have a tremendous amount of new information. what's the latest? >> we know that 39-year-old hasan is unconscious and in stable condition on a ventilator at a local hospital. authorities are not disclosing his whereabouts at this hour. we also know that unfortunately 13 people have now been confirmed dead. that's up from 12 yesterday, and still 30
us on "nightly news" tonight. >>> president obama, for his part, spoke about the situation this evening. at an event at the interior department, he said he'd been briefed on what was happening, what he called a horrific outburst of violence. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> the president in washington just not too long ago this evening. he also said the federal government is doing everything in its power to get to the bottom of what happened to make sure that military personnel on base are kept safe. >>> at this hour we are also learning more about this soldier/gunman, the army major. our coverage continues with that aspect of the story. our justice correspondent pete williams has been looking into his background in our washington bureau. pete, what do we know at this hour? >> well, ever
barack obama's campaign manager will take your calls about his book. "washington journal" is next. . host: we want to hear from you this morning on the health care bill that is finally coming to a vote tomorrow. the house will be in at a special saturday session beginning at 9:00 a.m. debate will happen in all day long. vote on passage will happen at about 6:00 p.m. on saturday. that is the prediction. we want to hear from you this morning. the house begins its health care debate today. this is from of the front page of ""usa today" this morning. which the congressional budget office has said will cost more than $1 trillion requires nearly all americans to purchase health insurance by 2013. and also because of the shootings at the fort hood, texas yesterday. arkansas on our democrats line. what are your thoughts on the house debate on health care? caller: our senator, if she cannot stand up to be counted, she will not get our vote. that's all i have to say. host: why do you want this bill to pass? what do you specifically like about this bill? caller: it would cover the people who actuall
for answers. >>> there will be a lot of focus on people he spoke to. >> president obama is asking that americans keep the victims in their prayers. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: back here live in fort hood, texas, federal officials say they have been watching hasan. he was on their radar for at lostic six months because of internet postings that related to things like suicide bombings and there were reports that he felt harassed because of his religion. jennifer davis, fox news. >> thank you. >>> our team coverage of the rampage at fort hood continues to tony who is in now with a check of our local weather. >> good morning. we've got cold conditions around the area this morning again. temperature in the 30s and low 40s. let's start by showing you the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport where it is 4 # degrees. relative humidity, 68%. winds are out of the west at six miles per hour. satellite-radar will show yo
we are following. president obama delaying a visit to capitol hill today to discuss health care reform with lawmakers. instead, he will head to walter reed and then make a trip to the hill tomorrow. meantime, mr. obama and at the white house briefing himself yesterday saying that the new endorsements for the legislation from the aarp and american medical association are no small accomplishments. >>> even though the economy is rebounding, job are still pretty tough to come by. >> a new report scheduled out today could show an unemployment rate of more than 10%. that level hasn't been seen since 1983. the economy is recovering from its deepest slump since the 1930s but some economists are not sure how long the recovery will actually last. >>> if you have been meaning to get a seasonal flu shot but you haven't done it yet, you might want to get it done now. we'll tell you why coming up next. >>> they overshot the airport by 150 miles because they apparently weren't paying attention and now they're fating to get back in the skies. we'll tell you about this when fox 5 morning news re
kept informed from the army operations center. he talked to president obama earlier today, as the president said in his statement, and he is being updated continuously as this thing goes on. shepard: steve centanni, thank you very much. kay bailey hutchison reported to us today that the suspect here, whose name we now know is hasan, was shot and killed in what apparently was a shoe that with the civilian police, the civilian policeman killed, too, and this man in his late thirties had complained that he did not want to be deployed to the wars in iraq and afghanistan, said he did not want to go, and the associated press is reporting that he apparently got a poor performance evaluation for his hospital work. again, that is just crossing from the associated press. further information, we are confirming that he was a psychiatrist at walter reed army center before he is transferred here in july, and he had worked there for six years. looking into major malik nadal hasan's military record, he apparently received this poor performance evaluation while he was at walter reed. a per
healthcare. even the republicans have inintroduced their own care of obama care and it, too, will tell the employers to provide coverage, bribe the states to change court rules and tell insurance companies whom to insurance. we don't have two political parties in this country, america. we have one party called the big government party. the republican wing likes deficits, war and assaults on civil liberties. the democratic wing likes wealth transfer, taxes and assaults on commercial liberties. both parties like power, and neither is interested in your freedom. think about it. government is the negation of freedom. freedom is your power and ability to follow your own free will and your own conscience. the government wants you to follow the will of some faceless bureaucrat. when i recently asked congressman james clyburn, the third ranking democrat in the house, to tell me where in the constitution the federal government is awghtsized to regulate everyone's healthcare, he replied that most of what congress does is not authorized by the constitution but they do it anyway. there you have it
since out of high school. in the end friends say he was hoping that president obama himself would just pull troops out of iraq and afghanistan. obviously that did not happen. a family member said he was a good american and quote, we are shocked. >> thank you very much. we will check back in with you in a few minutes. can you stay with fox 45 news for the latest information on the shooting. we will cover the stories all morning long at top and bottom of the hour. >> the off duty police officer stabbed outside a nightclub yesterday morning has been released from the hospital. the 42-year-old checked out last night after being treated for wounds to the neck and to the back. investigators say he was leaving christina's on north point boulevard when he got into a fight with another man. that's when the man pulled out a knife leading the officer to open fire. at least check, the man he thought was still in the hospital in serious but stable condition, police are still trying to determine if the two men knew each other. paragraph. >>> mayor sheila dickson heads it trial on charges of theft ne
the western front of the capitol. while republicans protested, president obama touted two big endorsements of the health care bill. from the aarp and the american medical association. >> i urge congress to listen to aarp, listen to the ama, and pass this reform for hundreds of millions of americans. >> health care for all! >> reporter: much smaller numbers, pro health care reform protesters. >> shame on senator lieberman! >> reporter: were arrested for occupying the office of democrat joe lieberman who said he may join republican efforts to kill the senate bill. eaker of the house pelosi is hoping those ama and aarp endorsements will help her pass the democratic bill in the house by this weekend. but they still don't have the votes yet to do that in an effort to help get them there, president obama will be on catol hill to rally democrats. jonathan karl, abc news, capitol hill. >> some flared tempers in washington looks like. >>> time for your friday forecast. stormy from seattle to portland with heavy rain, flooding and gusty winds. up to 3 fe of snow in the casca cascades. light rain and
outburst of violence. that's how president obama describes an army psychiatrist's deadly shooting rampage at ft. hood yesterday. the military says nidal malik hasan killed 13 people in the attack and wounded 30 others. hasan was shot himself several times, but he did survive. he is now in stable condition. people who live and work at ft. hood say they always felt safe on the base. that sense of security is now shattered. >> i mean, it's a huge community, but you have to know someone. >> soldiers are out there fighting for our country, and then something like this happens. it's just -- it's ridiculous. >> it's not clear why hasan went on that deadly shooting spree. >>> this morning, the massacre is also hitting close to home. the accused gunman was born in the washington area, went to school here and even worked at walter reed. megan mcgrath continues our team coverage from falls church where nidal malik hasan's family lives. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, barbara. that's right, nidal malik hasan has very strong ties to our area. he actually worked a number of years as a ps
obama addressed the tragedy. >> i have ordered the flag at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff. this is a modest tribute to those who have lost their lives even as many were preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> our live coverage continues at fort hood, texas. >> president obama is calling for americans not to rush to judgment. with each passing hour, a portrait of a planned methodical massacre is emerging. at least 13 people were killed and 30 were injured at fort hood. >> it was very deliberate. many said that he was calm. witnesses say he unloaded a barrage of bullets. this sergeant held to the captain injured in the shooting. >> hwas sitting down. he just stood up out of nowhere. >> the current reportedly came to an end after the sergeant confronted and. the police officer shot him in a face-to-face encounter, suffering gunshot wounds of her on. >> this could have been far worse. >> investigators are working on a motive. an army pchiatrist, he had complained of canceled after 911 from fellow soldiers. he wrote block post recently comp
, probably the most disturbing news is that all three suspects were u.s. soldiers. president obama was briefed on the tragedy, and he spoke just a short time ago. >> a number of american soldiers have been killed, and even more have been wounded, in a horrific outburst of violence. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: the attack started around 1:30 this afternoon at an office where soldiers are prosed for deployment to iraq. the gunman walked in and opened fire, using two handguns. >> the shooter was killed. he was a soldier. we since then have apprehended two additional soldiers that are suspects. >> reporter: according to the fort hood commander, the entire base, the largest in the u.s., went into lockdown. >> the installation is locked down, and in many cases, a lot of the facilities, a lot of our families, children, are locked in facilities. >> reporter: mothers were separated from their children. >> it's very, very stressful, and we don't kn
the shooting spree according to officials. earlier today president obama expressed sympathy for the victims and, of course, their families. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come unfire at a army base on american soil. >> wounded soldiers were taken to nearby hospitals, their conditions vary. >> and the gunman was uniform military officer. >> malik nadal hasan was recently sent to ft. hood. we have learned he is from our area. keith daniels joins us from walter reed medical center with more on malik nadal hasan's background. >> keith? >> jennifer, malik nadal hasan worked at the walter reed army hospital as a psychologist for six years before the transfer to ft. hood texas in july. now, he is a graduate from are virginia tech. a military source said he had just received a poor performance evaluation for army hospital work. malik nadal hasan lived in silver springs. the latest record shows he was a resident at white oak towers on old columbia pike. the place with buzzing was police today. neighbors discovered news
hace unos meses. >> el presidente obama dijo que se reunió con el director del fbi y otras agencias reconoce que no tiene todas las respuestas y que prefiere no hacer conclusiones. hoy día en nkpnoticiero univisionh@h@univi@ dura. >> como una patada en el estómago dijo juan villanueva reconoceh@notici. >> si se sentía frustrado. tendría que haber buscado ayuda. en vez de matar gente inocente. >> la senadora federal mostró solidaridad a los soldados dijo que la condición es estable y que se encuentra bajo constante vigilancia la cifra de muertos podría crecer. >> es que los médicos que atienden a decenas de ellos que las heridas sufridas por algunos son bastante graves. >> la familia del sospechoso del señor hassan ha emitido un comunicado de prensa que les leo. las acciones de nuestro primo son despreciables y malas, los familiares están cooperando con las autoridades y sus acciones no se reflejan como se han criado en los estados unidos, su familia ha emitido este comunicado. >> hay varias dudas. primero ¿dónde está el asesor y segundo como consiguió los armas? >> de
unemployment benefits and this morning president obama is expected to sign it into law. the bill adds another 14 weeks of benefits for people who can't find work with an additional six weeks in states hit the hardest. the president is also expected to approve the extended $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyer, along with the $6500 tax credit for current owners. >>> now, if you can't pay the mort and are facing nor closure, you may be able to still stay in your home as a rebtder. it's called a deed for lease program. the any may mortgage company will give those on the foreclosure the option of representing their homes for a year. it's intended to help the housing market recover, but critics say it will only add to the mounting losses at fannie mae. >>> and verizon wireless begins selling it destroyed smart phone today and they're hoping it's the iphone killer. the destroyed has a higher resolution screen than the e phone, as well as a real keyboard, a removable battery and memory card. it also has free gps with spoken turn by turn directions. what the droid didn't have are the 100,000 ap
, including barack obama, are blamed for the delay. the fear is that the poorest will lose out. abc news, barcelona. -- bbc news, barcelona. >> the latest headlines for you on the "bbc world news." president obama has urged that conclusions before stalled in the wake of the fort hood massacre in texas. in and fired on officers from an engineering firm from which he was sacked two years ago. it is 10 years since 55% of australia's voted to keep clean elizabeth as their head of state. when decade later, and new poll indicates that 60% once an australian in that position. from the capital, we have this report. >> midmorning on the lawns of parliament, and the republican campaign planned to mark the 10- year anniversary has gone slightly awry. someone forgot to get permission from the police to lay their baskets of blossoms at the doors of parliament. it is something of a metaphor for the campaign as a whole. right now, it is not going anywhere. >> we are on a train that is waiting at the station. we have not announced when we are leaving. when that is announced, when the government fires th
been hit by bullets from police officers' guns. >>> president obama spent today meeting with top agencies to find out what set him off and went on a prescheduled visit to walter reed and he's captioning everyone not to jump to conclusions because of how much investigators don't know. >> we know they families, friends and an entire nation grieving for the value of men and women who came under attack yesterday. in one of the worst mass shootings to take place. >> meanwhile, the president ordered flags at the white house and other federal buildings to fly at half-staff until veteran's day in honor of the soldiers killed and all who risked their lives to serve. >>> nidal assan's family members said he was unhappy in the average, requested a discharge. that is not what the suspected shooter told a member of a local mosque. john henrehan picks up the story from there. >> reporter: muslims are called to face mecca and to pray five times a day. there is no formal duty to tanned a mosque ily. the members of the muslim community center in silver spring, however, say for years army major ha
. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama made a surprise visit to the press room. in an attempt to highlight the medical association and aarp support of the house proposal. >> they are endorsing this bill because they know it will strengthen health care. >> reporter: outside, protesters climbed out of buses, ensuring the vocal battle that could last until this weekend's house vote and beyond. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> a baby in florida is safe and sound this morning, nearly a week after she was reported missing. now, her mother and babysitter are under arrest. police found 7-month-old shannon diedrich in a box under her babysitter's dead. police say the mother gave the baby to is sitter on saturday. and reported her missing later. >>> chesley sullenberger has a new honor. he's been named grand marshal of the tournament of roses parade, set for new year's day in pasadena, california. >>> time, now, for sports. king james takes on the bulls. and playing dirty during a woman's sacker game. here's ducis, rogers. >> good morning. lebron james and the cavs hosting the chic
to virginia tech and lived in bethesda as recently as this summer. president obama cancelled a planned visit to captiol hill. he will carry out with a pre- planned visit to walter reed today. >>> our coverage begins with a focus on the victims in this familiar -- tragedy. today will be a day of mourning in the ft. hood community. gun fire began yesterday afternoon at the soldier readiness center. that's for soldiers about too be deployed. some thought the gun fire was just an exercise, but then they saw people running. we learned in the last hour, a 13th person is dead. the alleged gunman is an army psychiatrist. senator kay bailey hutchinson says it makes it all the more shocking. >> it is very disconcerting when it is someone in your own military who knows the people who he was killing. it's the worst of all possible situations. >> reporter: right now the motive for the shooting is unclear. after originally carrying the -- hearing the alleged gunman was dead we heard he is alive on a hospital ventilator and is identified as major malik nadal hasan and there's new video of malik nadal hasan
flying at half staff. president barack obama calls a modesty to those who died in yesterday's shooting at could army base. meanwhile, investigators are looking into the massacre. j. gray continues our coverage. >> you do not expect it here. you have the same sense that nothing will how will you are at home. >> late yesterday, that home was ripped apart. >> i saw blood. i saw a guy get shot in the chest and leg. a firestorm of bullets of rain down upon dozens of soldiers. at least 13 were killed. hooke>> we had gunshot wounds to the head, neck, chest, abdomen and in extremities'. some individuals were injured and several sites. >> army investigators say that most deadly attack ever on a military post was carried out by one of their own, major and nidal malik hasan nidal malik hasan. he was a regular customer of a convenience store and the clerk said nothing seemed out of the ordinary senior officers saw no indication of problems. >> he did not raise any red flags. >> others say there were signs. he apparently did away furniture and possessions. there are reports that he was frustrated a
deployment may have contributed to these deaths in some cases. >>> president obama colorado this a horrific outburst of violence. he will attend walter reed medical center. this'll be his first visit since taking office. the visit was scheduled before the shooting at fort hood. >>> major nidal hasan has spent years living in our area and attended a mosque in silver spring. that is where we find pamela brown. >> we did see some worshipers here at the community center. they are shocked by this news. they said he came here for 10 years to pray and that he was a dedicated muslim. he would come to the earlier service, 5:30 in the morning. they say he was active in the community, often volunteering. he rarely talked about politics or extreme views. here's what one worshiper had to say. >> he was an educated person. they tell me he was a doctor. he talked to me maybe three or four years ago. maybe a year ago. at this time -- >> and he goes on to say the most devoted of worshipers come here this early in the morning. perhaps the worst -- perhaps the person who knew him best knew him for more than 1
today. >>> emergency health for nearly 2 million out-of-work americans is on the way. president obama will sign the bill today extending the jobless benefits up to 20 additional weeks. let me just say they've extended it before up to 79 weeks total. melissa long here for jennifer westhoven. let's talk about today's extension. >> we have the president expected to sign the bill today after it passed the house and senate this week, and it will extend benefits in all states for 14 weeks. and then in states with a rate higher of 18.5%, you're going to get an extra six weeks of benefits. the bill could also boost the housing market because it extends the first-time homebuyer tax credit to june 30. it also extends a credit for current homeowners to buy a home if they've lived in their current home for at least five years. again, a possible stimulus for a very troubled housing market. and possibly three fronts, because we're going to tell you how businesses may also get a break under the new bill. that's coming up in ten minutes. >> melissa, thank you. >>> the h1n1 virus is now the most domin
are soldiers and officers. the rest are family members and staff. >>> president barack obama spoke with the commanding officer at fort hood. he expressed condolences and offered help. publicly he called the shootings a difficult outburst of violence. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> this evening both the house and the senate paused to remember those who died. >> members and those in the gallonly will please rise and serve a moment of silence in memory of the victims of violence at fort hood. >>> tonight the fort hood community is still trying to come to grips with the shooting rampage. melissa is the post still on lock down status. >> reporter: it isn't. in fact, a little over an hour ago they started allowing people on a restricted basis go inside the post, inside the army base. a central time this place was on lock down, no one could go inside or outside. now however we're told family members and friends are able to reunite with those who have been on
. it is well known that president obama is considering his response to general mcchrystal's report. it is clear that he sees that the response must come from the international coalition as a whole, for as we consider the nature of the threat we face, it is not just the u.s. that is being tested in afghanistan, nor is it just britain, it is the whole international community. entered together more than 40 nations 80 years ago, we must -- eight years ago, we must persist noticing our different ways we must all contribute. in the end, we will succeed or fail together, and we will succeed. >> i expect to be joined by the former chief of the defense staff in britain, general sir mike jackson future of the international mission to afghanistan. stay with us for that. also this hour, ousted honduran president manuel zelaya says an accord to end a political crisis has failed after roberto micheletti announced he will form a new government without him. the rival leaders agreed last week to end a four-month political criles in the so-called form of unity and reconciliation government, but then disagreed ov
something like this. >> reporter: this morning president obama said the motive of the attack is still unknown. >> what we do know is that there are families, friends, and an entire nation grieving right now for the valiant men and women who came under attack yesterday. >> reporter: army officials are for now treating the attack as an isolated incident and cautioning against a rush to judgment. >> i do worry slightly about a potential backlash. >> reporter: with 13 dead and over 40 injured, the army hopes the attack won't create deeper wounds within the brotherhood of soldiers. in one of the many sad ironies of this tragedy, the bodies of those who were killed here are making the same solemn journey tonight that america's war dead do. they are being flown, brian, to dover air force base in delaware to a military mortuary, where they will eventually be turned over to their families. >> lester holt starting us off tonight from the main gate there at ft. hood in texas. lester, thanks. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the suspect, major hasan, his personality and his past. our pe
again. economists believe the an obama's rate climbed to just under 10% last month. banks are selling better than expected improvement in labor cost. the dow jones made its biggest advance since july. the bloomberg maryland index is looking good as well. the legg mason co. will begin buying toxic assets of banks under government subsidized program like a bethesda based company, obtaining the funds from private investors. if this is an effort by the treasury to further spur real- estate loans to mortgage-backed securities which have lost value over the past years and are weighing down bank balance sheets. jane king reporting. >> if you are one woman in south korea try to get your driver's license, keep trying. 949 *. after 950 attempts, the transportation officials said the unnamed woman has finally passed a written driver's exam. she has already spent $4,200 it and nearly daily attempts to pass the test. she's not out of the woods yet. she still has to pass the driving skills test. >> everybody should hide. we wish her the best of luck. 6:19 is the time. another check on the weather a
. back to you. ha ha jane: in half an hour, prest obama will comment at fort hood. >> there are two horrible new stories out there, with a lot of americans waking up shocked and saddened by the instrument at fort hood and the recognition that unemployment has jumped above the 10% mark, so president obama will make the case in 30 minutes or so that both he and his team are on the case in terms of both stories, both terrible stories, to reassure the american people that people are concerned about the way forward in afghanistan and the president is expected to make a decision on that soon. obviously there are great concerns about the economy, so that is the context of the president going forward to make remarks this morning. jane: do we expect a similar tone? new details? >> one would expect a town expressing horror as commander in chief. it is difficult enough to lose soldiers in combat, but to happen on a base, one would expect he would have a commitment to say that this would never happen again and he will do everything in his power to make for it does not, and also to reassure the
again just moments ago. >> reporter: president obama says he's met with the head of the fbi and the investigation is beginning so he cautions anyone from jumping to conclusions and/ored a special tribute to the victims. >> from now until veteran's day, i've ordered the flags at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff. this is a modest tribute who lost their lives as preparing to risk their lives for their country and recognition of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our safety and up hole our value. >> today designated a day of mourning at fort hood and there will be a ceremony to honor the dead. >> thank you. here's the latest on the shootings at fort hood. 13 people dead, 30 others wounded the gunman is alive and in stable condition. he was transferred to texas from maryland. stay with us for complete coverage of this mass shooting and for more, go to wjz.com. >>> the other big story we are following is the skyrocketing unemployment rate. for the first time since '83 the number has surpassed ten percent.
for the country that they love. >>> at the white house, president obama was briefed on the investigation by fbi director robert mueller and went ahead with a prescheduled trip to walter reed army medical center. >> what we do know is that there are families, friends and an entire nation grieving right now for the value of men and women who came under attack yestery and one of the worst mass shootings ever to take place on an american military base. >> reporter: the u.s. army's criminal investigation officials are looking at hassan's blogs that compare suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on grenades to save others. he reportedly fought his deployment orders to iraq, opposed the u.s. war and some inning can are calling for a deeper probe into military psychological screenings, citing alarming jumps in u.s. military suicide. >> we have to pay attention to the emotional well being of every soldier, airman and marine and sailor. >> reporter: last march, u.s. military officials testified before the senate armed services committee about the alarming jump in the number of suicide among u.s
's motives remain unclear. president obama and the secretary of the army are urging americans not to jump to conclusions. joel brown, back to you. >> joel, it is our understanding the suspect was about to be deployed himself and did not want that to happen. what are you hearing there at the base? >> what we are hearing is from fellow servicemen and women who talked to major malik nadal hasan in the last few weeks that he was terrified about being deployed to iraq in the coming weeks. did not want to go and expressed hesitants coming face to face with fellow iraqis. >> the top commander at the base and the secretary of the army said yes we are traumatized by what happened and it is our job to be prepared and stay engrossed in our missions abroad. they have soldiers from across the world and all are calling back and wanting to know what happened here but it is their job to move forward. >> thank you for so that report. >>> police removed a dumpster outside of his apartment today. they also seized his computer as they searched for clues about possible motives. a neighbor said malik nadal has
. neil: you have very good relations with the obama administration. on the one hand, it must've been very flattering, but on the other, you must be banging your head against the wall. >> you do not want to beat the goalie close to any administration, and they do not want to be close particularly to you. from our perspective, the obama administration has done a number of things that are important from our perspective, mostly focusing on a national broadband plan, which is something that all of us can agree will bring great prosperity to america and give us an opportunity to really innovate. cneil: but they are not above looking into your business or antitrust issues because a lot of folks are saying you're getting too big. >> we expect that, and the regulators have a job to do, and we expect an artist in the u.s. but also in europe. from our perspective, in terms of my message to the administration, it is really about innovation. google is an example of a company that can help invent new industries in america, can really bring jobs back, can really bring the kind of america that all of us
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